complex instruction set computing

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Synonyms for complex instruction set computing

(computer science) a kind of computer architecture that has a large number of instructions hard coded into the CPU chip

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Jupiter's 32-bit RISC processor offers higher performance than current smart card technology that is based on Complex Instruction Set Computing (CISC) processors.
RISC is a microprocessor architecture that uses simpler instructions and that therefore can perform computations faster than the traditional complex instruction set computing (CISC) architecture.
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